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Johnnie's Pastrami

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4017 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 397-6654
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10:00 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Out of this world - Pastrami, Pickles & Slaw

Nice little place, real rye bread, fresh pastrami, good vibe. Staff was very friendly and helpful with local beach pointers. Fast service couldn't ask for anything better. A+A+A+AA+

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michaelinij
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Andover, Minnesota
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Andover, Minnesota
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice little place, real rye bread, fresh pastrami, good vibe. Staff was very friendly and helpful with local beach pointers. Fast service couldn't ask for anything better. A+A+A+AA+

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Thank Michaelinij
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Johnnie's en route from the airport to my hotel. the sandwhich is as good as I recall from wheh I lived nearby. price has increased significantly in the last 20 years but still worthwhile. note it's cash only. make sure to sit out by the firepit.

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Thank BWOspinner
Culver City, California
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267 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This place has been here forever. The Pastrami is really good.. the hot mustard is great.... the service sucks. The attitude of the place is really over the top. I live close by and love the food but cannot stand the attitude.. There are some places where the quirkiness of the staff is charming but not here. It is sheer... More 

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Thank Jerry P
Warrenton, Oregon
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

If you like pastrami - you'll love Johnnie's! Pastrami is delivered fast and piled high! The decades old location and atmosphere just adds to the great flavor!

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Thank Mike D
Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I've had the pastrami at a bunch of NY delis. I wasn't expecting as good here. But, I would take this over anything I have had in NY. Maybe because it wasn't as lean that made it so good. And, the place felt as if it hadn't been updated since it opened in the 50s and that they might be... More 

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Thank Falcarragh13
Culver City, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Lately everyone has been complaining how expensive Johnnie's has become. I wont' lie: I paid over $12.00 for a pastrami, but there is NOTHING like a Johnnie's pastrami! It's retro but not puropse nor is it hispter: Johnnie's has been around for over 60 years. Has jukeboxes with oldies on each table. A nice outdoor fire pit if you decide... More 

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Thank YosemiteLiz
Los Angeles, California
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524 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The food here comes out fast and it's cheap and good! Cash only! There's plenty of parking as well. Never have I been here and was the parking too packed. All in all it's great and good food.

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Thank nlee1220
Culver City
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

food good but overpriced. increase in price yearly .getting to expensive for pastrami sandwich and fries

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Thank Roy M
Vallejo, California
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Johnnie's is a Culver City Institution, and has been around longer than I on this planet. Kinda a smaller place but has counter and booth service, also has an outdoor patio with a fire pit for those cool Southern California nights. Can get busy during Lunch and Dinner times, but there is no bad time to visit Johnnie's, and everything... More 

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Thank SteamyNytz
Culver City, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Classic burger/sandwich joint. You're going to the 50's with this one...and it's sweet!! Try their pastrami sandwich (duh! hence the name) and go for some fries or onion rings. Chocolate shakes here are fabulous and done old style. Pricier than you'd expect, but you gotta go at least once. This is a classic Culver City joint. Go at night and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4017 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: (310) 397-6654

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?